Gentner with VfB Stuttgart in 2013
|Full name||Christian Gentner|
|Date of birth||14 August 1985|
|Place of birth||Nürtingen, West Germany|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2004–2007||VfB Stuttgart II||30||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 22:52, 27 June 2020 (UTC)|
Christian Gentner (born 14 August 1985) is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for Union Berlin. He won the Bundesliga twice, with VfB Stuttgart in 2007 and VfL Wolfsburg in 2009. He was also called up five times to the senior Germany squad.
Before joining VfB Stuttgart, the central midfielder played at TSV Beuren and VfL Kirchheim.
In the 2004–05 season, he played 28 times and scored six times for the Regionalliga (third division) team of VfB Stuttgart. In the same season, he had his Bundesliga debut against Hertha BSC on 20 February 2005 (1–0). He scored his first goal in a UEFA Cup game against NK Domzale on 25 September 2005.
In 2006, Gentner's contract in Stuttgart was extended until 2010.
On 18 July 2007, he was loaned to VfL Wolfsburg until summer 2009 and on 11 August 2008 Gentner signed a permanent deal with Wolfsburg.
On 8 January 2010, Gentner announced that he would be joining VfB Stuttgartat the end of the season. After seeing out his contract with the Wolves which ended on 1 July 2010, Gentner returned to Stuttgart on a free transfer.
On 6 January 2013, Gentner extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart until June 2016 with an option for a further year.Following Serdar Tasci's departure to FC Spartak Moscow, it was announced that Gentner is to be his successor as the new club captain. In May 2016 Gentner extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart until June 2019.
On 5 July 2019, Gentner signed a contract with club Union Berlin.
On 19 May 2009, Gentner was called up to the senior Germany squad for their tour of Asia,Gentner made his debut against China on 29 May 2009.
|VfB Stuttgart II||2004–05||Regionalliga Süd||28||6||—||—||—||28||6|
His brother Thomas Gentner plays for TuS Koblenz.
On 15 December 2018, Gentner's father died at Stuttgart's stadium, just after Stuttgart had beaten Hertha BSC 2–1.
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| VfB Stuttgart captain |